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Bradley Wiggins won't be in the Tour de France this year

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Sir Bradley Wiggins has announced that he will not be competing in this year’s Tour de France, with Team Sky once again backing Chris Froome, who won the race last year.

Although hWiggins won the Tour back in 2012 it is not looking like he will return to compete with Team Sky “as things stand.”

Speaking of the decision he said: “The team is focused around Chris Froome.

“I am gutted. I feel I am in the form I was two years ago. Now if I want to go to the Tour again, the reality is that I might have to go elsewhere.”

The two publicly share a turbulent relationship after Froome appeared to disobey orders by pulling away from Wiggins during stage 11 of the 2012 tour.

Earlier this week Froome had spoken about the apparent fall out saying he felt that Wiggins showed signs of mental weakness during his victory.

Despite this the prolific Olympic medalist has expressed his desire to switch back to track cycling at the end of the season in  a bit to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio.

With the 34-year-old’s contract with Team Sky set to expire next year Wiggins has expressed an interest in exploring other options.

He is next set to race in the Tour of Switzerland between 14-22 June.

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